Tenable Nessus up to 7.0.3 nessus File cross site scripting

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Tenable Nessus up to 7.0.3 (Security Testing Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component nessus File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cross site scripting vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-79. The software does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes user-controllable input before it is placed in output that is used as a web page that is served to other users. As an impact it is known to affect integrity.

The bug was discovered 05/16/2018. The weakness was shared 05/15/2018 by Toshitsugu Yoneyama as TNS-2018-05 (Website). The advisory is shared at tenable.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2018-1147 since 12/05/2017. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059.007 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 110096 (Tenable Nessus < 7.1.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2018-05)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc. and running in the context r.

Upgrading to version 7.1.0 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (110096). The entry 117830 is related to this item.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.8
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.7

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 4.1
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Class: Cross site scripting
CWE: CWE-79 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059.007

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 110096
Nessus Name: Tenable Nessus < 7.1.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities (TNS-2018-05)
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OpenVAS ID: 855267
OpenVAS Name: Tenable Nessus Multiple Vulnerabilities(tns-2018-05)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Nessus 7.1.0


12/05/2017 🔍
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Advisory: TNS-2018-05
Researcher: Toshitsugu Yoneyama
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2018-1147 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1040918

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20091204
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Created: 05/17/2018 09:11 AM
Updated: 03/13/2023 04:32 PM
Changes: 05/17/2018 09:11 AM (81), 02/06/2020 09:20 AM (3), 03/13/2023 04:25 PM (5), 03/13/2023 04:32 PM (1)
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